2010 Final Program

FMCS Boston 2010 Final Program

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Friday February 26

7:45—Continental Breakfast

8:15—Welcome and Devotions

8:45-10:30—Session 1: Music and Theology (Andrew Shenton, Chair)

Bennett Zon, Durham University: “Spiritual” Selection: Joseph Goddard and the Music Theology of Evolution

James Jirtle, Durham University: A Kantian Framework for Music-Theology

David Breckbill, Doane College: Perceiving the Essence: Thoughts on Hermeneutical Parallels Between Musical and Biblical Interpretation


10:45-12:30—Concurrent Sessions

Session 2: Musical Drama and Oratorio in the 19th Century (Siegwart Reichwald, Chair)

Charles S. Freeman, University of Kansas: Horatio Parker, Charles Ives, and the Musical Demographics of Heaven

Eftychia Papanikolaou, Bowling Green State University: The Religious Impulse in Schumann’s Scenen aus Goethes Faust

Ireri Elizabeth Chávez Bárcenas, Yale University: Jesus von Nazareth, a Poetic Draft in Five Acts: Wagner’s Libretto and the Beginnings of the Historical Jesus Research

Session 3: New Perspectives (Johann Buis, Chair)

Joanna Smolko, Independent Scholar: “The Government Loves Me, This I Know”: The Social Gospel in Virgil Thomson’s Score to The River

Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College: Theological Contexts for the Magnificat in Bach’s Leipzig

Timothy H. Steele, Calvin College: Zoltán Kodály’s Genevan Psalm 50: The Composer as Prophet in the Midst of National Crisis

12:30-1:45—Lunch/Business Meeting

2:00-3:15—Concurrent Sessions

Session 4: Images and Symbols (Bob Copeland, Chair)

James Deaville, Carleton University: Eyes Wide Shut, or Not Seeing is Believing: Marketing “Authenticity” in Gospel Music

Hannah Mowrey, Eastman School of Music: A Rose from the Line of Judah: Ancestry and Imagery in Jena Universitätsbiblothek MS 22

Mark C. Samples, University of Oregon: Christian Symbolism In Stravinsky’s Les Noces

Session 5: Music and Meditation (Jane Hettrick, Chair)

Robert Nosow, Jacksonville, NC: Contemplation and Fifteenth-Century Polyphony

William Peter Mahrt, Stanford University: St. Augustine’s Time And Eternity In Medieval Music

C. Jane Gosine, Memorial University of Newfoundland: Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Méditations pour le Carême as Reflections of Ignatian Spirituality


4:00-5:30—Keynote Session: Session 6

Carl P. Daw, Curator of Hymnological Collections, Scholarship for Enhancing the Church’s Song: Prolegomena to a Hymnal Companion

8:00 Concert

Saturday February 27

8:00-8:45—Continental Breakfast

8:45-10:30—Concurrent Sessions

Session 7: Cultural Renewal in Christian Communities (Cheryl Pauls, Chair)

Robin Harris, University of Georgia: The Epic Song/Poems of the Sakha in Siberia: Telling the Old Stories in New Ways

Edith Haverkamp-Wesselink, University of Utrecht: “Singing Nuns”–The Culture of Music of Contemplative Convents in the Netherlands

Alla Generalow, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary: “Renewing Ourselves”: Serbian Orthodox Christian Identity, Religious Folk Songs, and Reconstruction of the Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery

Session 8: Reformation and Lutheranism (Markus Rathey, Chair)

Patrick Gilday, Jesus College, University of Oxford: Music and Meaning in German Reformation Controversies

Carl Bear,Yale Institute of Sacred Music: No Need of Much and Elaborate Singing”: Another Look at Martin Luther’s Theology of Music

Joshua Waggener, Durham University: Schütz’s Interpretations of the Jubilate


10:45-12:30—Plenary Session: Applications of Musicology to Meet Human Needs